Leviticus Through a Gendered Lens
Mondays, March 7 - May 2, 2022, 10:00 - 11:15 am ET
Many people struggle to relate to the book of Leviticus but viewing this book through a gendered lens can spark fascinating discoveries. In this class, we will examine eight Leviticus parshiot (weekly portions) with a focus on gender norms and related regulations. Discussions will cover a wide variety of topics including ritual purity and childbirth, how men suppress or express grief, witchy women, and what the Torah does and does not say about homosexuality. We will work as a class to build a relationship with these texts, to acknowledge their problematic elements, and to engage meaningfully with this central book of the Torah.
Instructor: Rabbinic Intern Chelsea Feuchs
All classes will be online